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Posted: 6/23/2016 9:07:57 PM EDT
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

Ralph Stanley, the legendary banjo player who helped establish the bluegrass music genre died tonight. He was 89.
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Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:09:38 PM EDT
Bummer I had the pleasure of seeing him several times. He was truly a legend.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:09:46 PM EDT


He had a good run though.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:10:34 PM EDT
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He had a good run though.
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He sure did.

Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:11:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:11:11 PM EDT
Was introduced to him via O Brother Where Art Thou. That whole movie soundtrack was gold, but this song was one of the best

Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:11:38 PM EDT
Up until about four or five years ago, I would see him in our local grocery store about once a month. Never bothered him, he was just another old man buying groceries.

That store would let him park his tour bus in their parking lot when he wasn't on the road.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:12:02 PM EDT
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Fitting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If1yxmaJ14M
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hahaha - we tied! both posted at same time to the second...maybe we're next?????
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:13:00 PM EDT
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hahaha - we tied! both posted at same time to the second...maybe we're next?????
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Originally Posted By Tim_McBride:
Fitting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If1yxmaJ14M



hahaha - we tied! both posted at same time to the second...maybe we're next?????



Shit, I'm calling in sick to work.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:16:32 PM EDT
excuse me I need to go listen to the Bluegrass channel on Sirrius.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:20:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:22:52 PM EDT
Well that sucks, but he's in Heaven's choir for sure. I liked him.

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Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:23:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Burley:
Up until about four or five years ago, I would see him in our local grocery store about once a month. Never bothered him, he was just another old man buying groceries.

That store would let him park his tour bus in their parking lot when he wasn't on the road.
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That's very cool.

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Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:30:31 PM EDT
Bummer 2k16 has taken a lot of great ones from us.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:34:32 PM EDT
RIP Ralph. Your race is run.

Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:38:13 PM EDT
So passes another legend. He will live on in his music forever.

Requiescat in pace.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:40:00 PM EDT
RIP Banjo picker!
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:40:58 PM EDT
R.I.P. Mr. Stanley!!!!

Thank you for all of the great songs!!!!!

Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:41:31 PM EDT
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We used to go to bluegrass festivals up here in the 70s. They held them at offseason ski slopes.

Led me into roots music, the blues, and other American classic art forms.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:42:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:43:28 PM EDT
I hate this news

Some of my best childhood memories are riding around in my Dad's old jeep listening to Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:47:16 PM EDT
My grandfather knew him, I doubt that he even knows yet.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:51:24 PM EDT
Bigs news to the home town of bluegrass.


Surprised I haven't seen it on Facebook.


Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:56:31 PM EDT
My dad played bluegrass music and had a bluegrass radio show here in upstate SC. He would have been super sad to hear this news. Dad died in 2004. Thanks to dad I can say I've listened to the Stanley Brothers since I was a baby. I'll be 40 in August.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 9:59:51 PM EDT
RIP.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:01:32 PM EDT
McClure Va.

I will be working out of Danville by Monday. My friend in South Boston is big fan. Probably crack a jar in his Dr Stanleys honor.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:04:05 PM EDT
Dr Ralph Stanley. I didn't realize he was doing all these bull shit disability fraud lawyer commercials around here. I finally realized it last night, told my wife, and listened to a bunch of the Stanley Brothers on youtube.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:06:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:07:46 PM EDT
A tribute and comfort knowing a new generation is here:
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:10:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Burley:
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

Ralph Stanley, the legendary banjo player who helped establish the bluegrass music genre died tonight. He was 89.
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Never got to hear him play....I need to get down to the Albert Hash Memorial Festival one of these times...
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:23:07 PM EDT
Damn, ran into him at a Waffle House in Charlottesville, VA about 6 maybe 7 years ago, nicest guy you'll ever meet.

RIP
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:24:24 PM EDT


He leaves a great legacy.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:25:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:25:29 PM EDT
RIP He had a hell of a good run.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 10:26:29 PM EDT
A legend of bluegrass.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 11:17:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 11:33:37 PM EDT
Been listening to him for all of my 60+ years. He has a big part in the history of Bluegrass music. He will be missed. I have his autograph on my Ralph Stanley for President cap.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 11:45:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 11:48:43 PM EDT
En pace requiescat. Too many of the good ones leaving us lately.
Link Posted: 6/24/2016 5:57:52 PM EDT
Would if we were all so lucky to have lived such a long, fulfilled life that touched so many.
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